Free songs offered up by basic, Greg & Jen Campbell for your listening and downloading pleasure. You can find our studio projects at the iTunes Music Store, but here you will get a sampling of rare and or out-of-print goodies from extra CDs or not even released on any recorded project. Occasionally we'll even throw in a free track from our CDs! Visit us on the web at www.basicmm.com.
Local Artist Showcase
Get to know basic on this edition of basicmm radio! A few years ago now, we did an interview on a show called "Local Artist Showcase" on the Family Life Network (a group of radio stations across NY and PA). I came across the CD recently, and am posting the show in its entirety here with their permission. The interview is done by Bruce Barrows, and includes our songs The One and My Visible See-Through Friend from our Come As You Are CD. Also, they featured another artist Wendy Gammon from Livonia, NY. Bonus! :-) We mentioned on the show that you can e-mail in song suggestions to the show and we'll see what we can dig up! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also mentioned was that you can make a donation to basic via this website and PayPal. Your donations would certainly be appreciated, and probably won't be mentioned again. :-) Enjoy the show! Here are the two songs featured, along with a link to purchase the song from iTunes! The One (1997) buy this song at --- I'm searchin' for somethin' real to me, I'm searchin' for nothin' that I see They say there's nothin' out there, They say that I'll go nowhere But I say... hey, I say... Chorus I want to know You better, Lord I want nothing less, nothing more I want to know you better... There's nothing new under the sun, nothing that hasn't already been done There's nothing new under the sun, Lord, I want to know the One Who made the land, who made the sea; who gave me life and now watches me From the tiny bird to the mountain, the desert refreshed by a fountain He made it all, it all is His, and He gives the life that I now live That made me, that formed me to be; that caught me, brought me to my knees I can not believe You loved me, hung on the cross thinkin' of me But now I sit here knowing the One who's known me the best since my life begun Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 1997 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved. My Visible, See-Through Friend (2000) buy this song at --- I can't feel your arms around me, but I know that they are there And I can't see your eyes lookin' at me, but I know they're everywhere And I can't even hear your voice, callin' out my name But deep inside my heart confirms you, and I know it just the same You speak the language of my heart, connecting with my soul And though it seems we're worlds apart, you have become my whole Life, my whole way of thinking, you cause my every move And deep inside my heart confirms you, cause my life has been made new chorus Oh, you have my heart, though I can't touch you And I know that I am yours - I feel it deep inside No storm can ever undo, the faith I have built in you My visible, see-through friend I did not get to see when you made the stars Was it all just for me, did you see so far Ahead, that I would see your face, lookin' back at me In all the things that you have made, sayin, "I have set you free!" bridge Can it be that just a man right here like me Can have a friend he can not see? Well friend I tell you that it's not these eyes that see It's the eyes of faith that have come - from seein' the things he has done Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 2000 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved.
The End: A Christmas Concert
Well, as the saying goes... All good things must come to an end. (Or, at least, it's something like that...) This is the final episode of basicmm radio. Thanks for joining us on this experimental journey! It's been really fun! I've learned a lot about podcasting for sure, and just had a ton of fun digging through the basic archives. I hope you have enjoyed it too! :-) This final episode is larger than most because I figured we should go out with a bang! So you get a full HOUR-LONG EPISODE! We received a tape from a concert we did this month in Clinton, NY (Resurrection Assembly of God), and there were some holiday tunes on there, and a bunch of other stuff that came out pretty OK... so I figured, why not! You'll get the full experience of a basic concert! It is a 42.9MB file, though... so sit back and relax as it downloads. :-) There are too many songs to put the lyrics and links to iTunes here, so if you want to buy any of the songs (that are available) on this program, just click the link below to go to the iMix I created with ALL of our songs on it: All the basic songs... And for lyrics, go to: basicmm.com/music. Thanks for listening! We'll keep this page up indefinitely, so send friends to catch the reruns as the years go by. (Maybe we'll be a big hit in syndication...) :-)
Interview with The Original basic Band
We have a SPECIAL EDITION of basicmm radio for you today! This past week we caught up with three of the original other four members of basic (including Greg's sister, Tara - the original "s" in basic!) It's a pretty entertaining conversation about where everyone is these days, and remembering some funny moments in our time together as the original basic band! We also included two songs from a video we found taken during a youth rally at the Clarence Church of Christ in April 1996! The lyrics and links to those songs are below. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to pick up these songs at the iTunes Music Store after hearing them here! Enjoy the interview! As I Hear Your Voice (1995) As I hear Your voice softly whisper, "Child, Come spend some time with me" I go, but then I falter Doing only that which pleases me Why do I lose my focus? Doing the things I don't want to You know my aim, my hope is Only pleasing, loving You (Chorus) My Lord, My God, My King You are my everything And right now as I sing My humble praise is all I can bring My Lord I know where I stand My eyes can't even meet your feet But still you call my name, and Lift me so our eyes can meet Oh how undeserving I'm a sinner saved by grace In my walk I am swerving But your Spirit leads me straight (Chorus 2X) Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 1995 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved. What You Say (1995) You say you're going nowhere And fast, you don't know how But you gotta get off this crazy carousel You say you don't know when But you know you want it to end But you go around and round again CHORUS He wants to free you from the Things that are binding you and Give you the peace that only he can give You say you'll never leave me And not a thing can separate me From the love in you You say that I have loved Because of the love first shown me All I need my God, Oh, is your love You want to free me from the Things that are binding me and Give me the peace that only You can give Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 1995 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved. Some more photos from 1996:
We are playing at Impact Theater tonight, so I found a tape from a previous concert and thought I'd share a little taste of Impact with you guys who might not be able to make the show. :-) The song we chose to highlight this week is one of our more popular songs off of the album Lord, Hear My Voice. Peace is a very simple song taken from the words of Paul in Philippians 4:6-7. This version was recorded at Impact Theater in November of 2003. The audio quality is not the best, but it is a live version, so that's to be expected. We have included the lyrics below, and you can click the iTunes button below to purchase the individual track directly from iTunes. Or, you can grab the whole album for only $9.99! Good deal! Thanks for listening! See ya next time! Greg & Jen C (from the road!) Peace (1996) Be anxious for nothing But give all things over to God And daily in prayer Present your requests CHORUS And the peace, that passes understanding Will guard your hearts and your minds Yes the peace that passes understanding Will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 1996 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved.
The Mountain To The Sea
This week's edition of basicmm radio features a conversation with the inspiration behind one of the songs on our Come As You Are CD, The Mountain To The Sea. Chris Irwin is a friend who has a funny story about this particular song. :-) It's a different sort of show, hope you enjoy! The song was recorded at a coffee house in Victor, NY in 2003. The lyrics are included below, and you can click the iTunes button below to purchase the individual track directly from iTunes. Or, you can grab the whole album for only $9.99! Good deal! Thanks for listening! See ya next time! Greg & Jen C (from the road!) The Mountain To The Sea (1995) Dancin' on the hilltops Following the mountain to the shore All the way you stop to wonder Will I see this mountain anymore? Such a calm and peaceful place You don't want to leave it but you know There will be many mountains you will see As you reach the shore you notice A wide and open raging sea "Can this be the way to go now Is this sea calling to me?" Though the waters rage around you You press on 'cause you can see There will be another mountain there for me On this path of life we go through many stormy Seas not knowing when we'll reach dry land But looking back just reminds us of where we used to be Not where we're going to be Pressing on toward the goal of our lives we will Reach that final mountain top, there with Him Following the path to heaven Stormy seas come and they go But mountains interrupt their madness A sturdy peaceful place to go There is one last mighty mountain A final mountain for your soul There will be the greatest mountain we will see Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 1995 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved.
The Solid Rock
This is a busy, busy time for us here in basicland. We have a busy month of special days (birthdays and anniversaries) and we have been doing more gigs than normal, and we are going on vacation next week... so, lots to do. For that reason, this show is shorter than usual, and strangely, the song is quite applicable to our current whirlwind of life! We recorded the old hymn, The Solid Rock this past February in Harrisburg, PA at the PCTC (the Pennsylvania Christian Teen Convention). Actually was a pretty decent recording, and I love the version of the song. The band filled the song out nicely! We do not have a link to the song in iTunes, but you can purchase the whole PCTC 2005 CD for only $4.95 through our website! Here's a link to that page: http://basicmm.com/store/music.html. It has 12 other songs, including some originals that have not been otherwise released. Thanks much for your support, and I hope you know the Peace of The Solid Rock today!